What to Wear to Summer Music Festivals

Sun’s out, band’s out! At least that's what many bands are saying now that summer music festival season is in full swing. While you might have your favorite indie bands you want to see before the weather gives way to fall breezes, you need to know what to wear so you can stay cool when it’s hot.

Here are the best things to wear at summer music festivals.

T-shirts and Button-Downs

T-shirts and button-downs are your best friends when it comes to dressing stylishly and comfortably at a summer music festival. Given that most festivals take place in warm weather, you don’t want to wear any long-sleeved shirts or jackets (unless you are trying to make an ironic point).

Plain or Patterned?

Should you go with a plain T-shirt or one with a pattern/logo? Generally, casual T-shirts and button-down shirts with flower patterns, natural symbols, and light logos are fine. But it’s not the best idea to show up to a summer music festival with an overly corporate shirt or something with Captain America’s star on it.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with plain T-shirts and button-downs in neutral colors. To stay even cooler (in both senses of the word), go with a light-colored or pastel T-shirt.

Consider Material

Don't forget to think about the material for your upper wear as well. Generally, linen or cotton shirts are ideal since they're cool enough to keep your body temperature down and wick away sweat without making you overheat while jamming out with your friends or enjoying the music from your favorite band.

Summer Hats

You can't go wrong with a stylish summer hat, either. Summer hats like straw hats, ball caps, and more are great fits for most summer music festival aesthetics. Pair them with sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes and have a great time without feeling sun fatigue.

Stylish Shorts

What about your legs? Jeans are out of the picture unless you mean jean shorts. While those can work, we’ve got some superior options to consider.

First up are Vintage 1946's 5.5-inch snapper shorts. With shorter than average 5.5-inch inseams, these lightweight and cool shorts feature comfortable elastic waistbands. Nevertheless, they still have functional buttons and flies.

Made of 100%, lightweight cotton, these snapper shorts are available in a wide range of colors, many of which are perfect for the aesthetics commonly seen at summer music festivals. All in all, they're top-tier for enjoying yourself on the beach, at a music festival, or any other summer activity.

Alternatively, try Vintage 1946’s windjammer hybrid shorts. These are unique since they are made with a quick-drying hybrid fabric. That means you can easily jump in the ocean or a friend's pool and head to a local festival without having to wait for them to dry or change your clothes.

With a 9-inch inseam and a casual, relaxed fit, these shorts are perfect for a wide variety of outdoor events and casual occasions. Plus, they come in tons of fun prints: excellent for pairing with a flower print T-shirt or button-down!

Sneakers and Other Shoes

As for your feet, comfortable T-shirts or sandals could be perfect for the next summer music festival you attend. Just keep in mind that sandals won’t protect your feet as much, leaving you open to your toes getting stepped on or bugs biting your feet if you aren’t careful.

Sneakers might be a smarter choice overall, especially if you plan to walk around for a while before and after the festival. That said, stay away from work shoes. Converse can work depending on the T-shirt and shorts you wear.

Finish up your outfit with a few bracelets, a watch, and sunglasses. Voila – you're ready to attend the next summer music festival in style!

Wrap Up

All in all, summer music festivals are great opportunities to enjoy your favorite indie bands plus look great with your friends or significant other. If you follow the above advice, you’ll not only look stellar, but you’ll also be comfortable when you’re standing in the crowd.

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